This page has links to the videos and images used at 2017-2018 Bassett Creek Cohousing Informational meetings.

Short videos that explain cohousing

What is a Home? -- Cohousing Explained 2012 2:47 Animated explanation of why and what with narration by a cute kid.
(Note that last 27 seconds (after 2:20 starting with "Best of all...") are about a different community and can be ignored.

Why living in cohousing is great: "Cohousing video by kids" May 2015 2:30

Denmark Is Considered One Of The Happiest Places In The World | TODAY (NBC News) 5:02

Grace Kim's TED Talk: How cohousing can make us happier 10:20

Lesson learned from the Danes:Bringing houses together brings people together. Kathryn McCamant 3:58

Triangle site images

NOTE that this site is now looking unlikely due to soil contamination we dont think we can deal with.
Bassett Creek Cohousing [was proposed to be] built on a 0.8 acre site we call the "triangle" because of the way Cedar Lake Rd and
James Av N meet at the north end of the site. It is owned by the developer of block across the James Av to the east.
Click to get larger image.

Bassett Creek Valley - "BCV" on metro map)
Site on map with downtown Minneapolis
Site on map of neighborhood (Bassett Creek Valley - "BCV")
Aerial view of site currently
Plan for main Leef site - 110 units of Artspace housing and renovated office space
   (and original conventional townhouses on Triangle - "Phase II")
Street view of site looking south currently
Preliminary Bcrk site plan -- ground floor
Preliminary Bcrk site plan -- second floor and common house
Preliminary Bcrk site plan -- third floor
Artist view of preliminary Bcrk site plan from west
Artist view of downtown from inside common house
View of existing cohousing community with similar units facing 3 story walkway design
Artists concept of Artspace housing across James Av
Artists concept of pedestrian street south of "Currie Market" across James Av

Additional information from which some images above were drawn:
Open Architecture preliminary design for 25 unit cohousing community on the Triangle July 2017 (14 page pdf).
2016 plan for "Currie Market and Artspace housing" block across the James Av to the east (7 page pdf)

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